|The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens|
Librivox recording of The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens. Read by Euthymius. The Old Curiosity Shop tells the story of Little Nell, a beautiful and virtuous young girl who lives with her grandfather in his shop of curiosities. Her grandfather loves her dearly, and Nell does not complain, but she lives a lonely existence without friends of her own age. Her only friend is Kit, an honest young lad who works at the shop, and whom she is teaching to write...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Little Nell Trent; social critique
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|Tom Brown's School Days - Thomas Hughes|
LibriVox recording of Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes. Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010). Tom Brown’s Schooldays is a novel by Thomas Hughes first published in 1857. The story is set at Rugby School, a public school for boys, in the 1830s. Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834 to 1842. The novel was originally published as being “by an Old Boy of Rugby”, and much of it is based on the author’s experiences...
Keywords: novel; audio books; librivox; school; boys; education; children
Downloads: 16,996 (1 review)
|Daniel Deronda - George Eliot|
LibriVox recording of Daniel Deronda, by George Eliot. Read by Becky Miller. In this enduring Victorian classic written in 1876, two stories weave in and out of each other: The first is about Gwendolen, one of Eliot's finest creations, who grows from a self-centered young beauty to a thoughtful adult with an expanded vision of the world around her. The second is about Daniel Deronda, adopted son of an aristocratic Englishman who becomes fascinated with Jewish traditions when he meets an ailing J...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; eliot
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|Can You Forgive Her? - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of "Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope, read by LibriVox volunteers "Can You Forgive Her?" is the first in a series of six Trollope novels dealing broadly with 19th Century English political scene. It introduces the reader to Plantagenet and Glencora Palliser, as they court, marry, and as Plantagenet sets out on his political career, which is carried on in the foreground or background throughout the series...
Keywords: librivox; audio book; Palliser Novels; Victorian novel; novel; fiction
Downloads: 61,219 (2 reviews)
|The Way We Live Now - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of The Way We Live Now, by Anthony Trollope. Read by Debra Lynn. The Way We Live Now is a scathing satirical novel published in London in 1875 by Anthony Trollope, after a popular serialization. It was regarded by many of Trollope's contemporaries as his finest work.One of his longest novels (it contains a hundred chapters), The Way We Live Now is particularly rich in sub-plot. It was inspired by the financial scandals of the early 1870s, and lashes at the pervading dishonesty...
Keywords: satire; trollope; victorian; scandal; finance; 19th century; london
Downloads: 49,613 (4 reviews)
|Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass|
LibriVox recording of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Read by Jeanette Ferguson. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel t...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; douglass; slavery; memoirs; abolition
Downloads: 186,487 (3 reviews)
|The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens. Recording by Alan Chant. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens. It is a mystery indeed; the serial novel was just half completed at the time of Dickens' death - leading to much speculation on how it might have ended. The novel is named after Edwin Drood, one of the characters, but it mostly tells the story of his uncle, a choirmaster named John Jasper, who is in love with his pupil, Rosa Bud...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; dickens; edwin drood; unfinished
Downloads: 41,328 (4 reviews)
|Anne of Green Gables (version 2) - Lucy Maud Montgomery|
Librivox recording of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read by rachelellen Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic children's novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can't help but love. Despite her "tragical" past, Anne's optimism and imagination have helped her to always see the best in things. Anne's life changes considerably when she is accidentally adopted by the Cuthberts, a brother and sister who thought they were getting a boy to...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; montgomery; green gables
Downloads: 194,047 (4 reviews)
|Middlemarch - George Eliot|
LibriVox recording of Middlemarch by George Eliot The book examines the role of education in the lives of the characters and how such education and study has affected the characters. Rosamond Vincy's finishing school education is a foil to Dorothea Brooke's religiously-motivated quest for knowledge. Rosamond initially admires Lydgate for his exotic education, and his intellect. A similar dynamic is present in Dorothea and Casaubon's relationship, with Dorothea revering her new husband's intellec...
Keywords: middlemarch; eliot; fiction; romance; librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 98,611 (5 reviews)